The stunning Dorothy Malone has died just short of her 94th birthday. She made a big impression on Humphrey Bogart’s Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep as the sultry bookseller and was put into the usual array of westerns and B movies before she made the move to Douglas Sirk’s indelible florid melodramas: she will forever be embedded in the collective consciousness as the oilman’s outrageously boozy sexpot daughter Marylee Hadley in Written on the Wind. He brought her back to work on what might be her finest dramatic role in The Tarnished Angels. She spent much of the Sixties and Seventies in TV and was part of everyone’s life in Peyton Place as Constance Mackenzie. She would return in two TV movies based on the characters over the next couple of decades. She was paid righteous homage in Basic Instinct, turning up in that essay on the Hollywood blonde as a childkiller whom Sharon Stone’s character befriends. What a woman. Rest in peace.